We demonstrate that the forced transient dynamics of a nonlinear (nonisochronous) auto-oscillator is qualitatively different from the dynamics of a quasilinear oscillator described by the classical Adler’s model. If the normalized amplitude μ of the driving force exceeds a certain critical value μcr, the transition to the synchronized regime becomes oscillatory with a frequency proportional to ∝√μ−μcr and a synchronization time that is almost independent of μ. The discovered effect is illustrated on the example of a strongly nonlinear spin torque nano-oscillator (STNO) where the finite transient synchronization time can limit the possible range of STNO modulation frequencies.
|Journal||Physical Review B|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Jul 2010|